The Art of David Jones: Vision and Memory
'Its chief joys is the wide range of illustrations, while the accompanying text is both readable and informative..a book [that is] at once authoritative and enthusiastic.' The Spectator
'This is the first true attempt to encompass the art of David Jones in its entirety, from his poetry and paintings to his inscriptions…a magisterial book. I loved it.' Edmund de Waal
This exhibition catalogue accompanies the 2015 show, David Jones: Vision and Memory at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK and offers a concise and highly readable account of the visual art of British artist, David Jones (1895-1974). Jones was both an acclaimed poet and a celebrated painter, working chiefly in watercolour, painting portraits and animal, landscape, legendary and religious subjects. He was described by art historian Kenneth Clark as 'the most gifted of all the young British painters'.
The authors focus on works of outstanding quality, including engravings from the 1920s, watercolours from 1926-32 and the most significant of Jones's later mythological drawings as well as his studies of trees and chalices and his unique painted inscriptions.
Copiously illustrated, The Art of David Jones not only offers fresh insight into the career of a multi-talented British artist, but also adds to our understanding of the art and cultural history of Britain from the First World War through to the 1960s.
- Author: Paul Hills, Professor Emeritus at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London
- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Date published: September 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1848221604
- Product Dimensions: 27.0 x 22.8 x 1.9 cm
'[a] lovely and endearing .. exhibition of his work [with] wholly thoughtful accounts of Jones’s life and work.. blissfully free of stupid art guff..The.. show groans with treasure, and from every part of Jones’s life'- The Guardian
'a stimulating retrospective of his paintings, drawings, engravings and calligraphic works' The New York Times
'Pallant has revived a painter with wit, verve, technique, and vision. David Jones has everything, except perhaps fame' Apollo Magazine
'David Jones is revealed here as a truly all-round artist of remarkable reach. And yet however accomplished his paintings, it is without doubt his prints that really fascinate, and are worth going back to time and time again' The Arts Desk
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